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Port ruckman Ryder has cheekbone surgery

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder is recovering well after having surgery to fix a depressed fracture in a cheekbone, his AFL club says.

Port ruckman Ryder has cheekbone surgery

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder is recovering well after having surgery to fix a depressed fracture in a cheekbone, his AFL club says.

PADDY RYDER of the Power handpasses the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.
PADDY RYDER of the Power handpasses the ball during the 2017 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia. Picture:hoto by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images

Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder has had surgery to repair a depressed fracture of a cheekbone with his club hopeful he will play in their AFL premiership season opener against Melbourne on March 23.

Ryder's operation on Monday was a success and the 30-year-old is recovering well, the Power said in a statement.


Port medicos will further assess Ryder when all players return to training on Thursday following a four-day break.

Ryder's teammate Jarrod Lienert remains unlikely for the start of the premiership season after straining a medial ligament in a knee in Saturday's trial game win against North Melbourne.

And untried second-year draftee Jake Patmore had knee reconstruction surgery on Monday, ruling him out of the entire season.

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